About Jennifer Williams Buffalo,
MA, LPC-S, LMFT
$250 per 45-55 minute session
Jennifer Williams Buffalo is a licensed professional counselor, approved supervisor, and licensed marriage and family therapist dedicated to making a difference in people's lives through experienced mental health treatment. She is the proud owner and founder of Luminary Counseling, PLLC, which has become one of Austin's most supportive practices for trauma treatment, LGBTQ+ folx, and people experiencing grief and loss. The practice is also a highly sought-after externship site for LPC-Associates and a supportive clinical space for fully licensed clinicians.
Jennifer's journey to becoming a counselor started with her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology, focusing on pre-law coursework from the University of Texas at Austin. She later pursued an Advanced Conflict Resolution graduate certificate program for mediation and negotiation at St. Edward's University in Austin, TX. Through her life experiences, she discovered that supporting people in resolving conflict with less adversarial means could result in more meaningful and healing resolutions that could facilitate relational repair and allow people to move forward with their lives more authentically. This led her to graduate with her Master's in Counseling from St. Edward's University in 2010. She became a licensed professional counselor in 2013 and a licensed marriage and family therapist in 2015.
With over 15 years of education and training in an integrative clinical approach, Jennifer is a certified EMDR practitioner who provides highly customized therapy, rooted in science and research, deeply relational, and aimed at co-determining goals and a course of action for how to attain said goals. What sets Jennifer apart is her heart for supporting people in understanding the true definition of "trauma" and how it impacts our daily lives. Her work flourishes with individuals and relationships where one or more members of the system have experienced trauma. Jennifer specializes in working with clients who have already invested time in their personal/relational therapeutic journey, but her gentle and compassionate approach makes her work accessible to anyone.
When Jennifer is not in the office, you can find her in her garden, hiking, cooking, or hanging out with her five dogs: Klaus, Pepperoni, Toby, George, and Baxter. Travel and time with friends and family are crucial to her self-care practice. An interesting fact about Jennifer: she has traveled to over 38 countries and 5 continents, which speaks to her love of adventure and exploration.
Jennifer is trained/certified in the following modalities;
Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples
Gottman Levels 1 and 2
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Internal Family Systems
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Right use of Power from the RUP Institute; Advanced Teacher Certification
Certified EMDR Practitioner (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
If you are seeking a compassionate and experienced counselor in Austin, TX, contact Luminary Counseling, PLLC today!
Evening and Weekend Availability
Individuals, Couples and Families
Culturally Sensitive and Non-judgmental
Free 30-minute Face-to-Face Consultation